Blake Shelton has released a statement after multiple alleged homophobic and racist tweets he posted from 2009 to 2011 resurfaced online.
“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see. That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form,” the 40-year-old country singer said. “Can my humour at times be inappropriate? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anyone who may have been offended.”
Although Shelton’s allegedly offensive tweets were deleted, they started to emerge once again on Saturday. One tweet from March 2011 read: “The d**khead in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb!!”
Another tweet said, “Standing in line at a coffee shop in LA talking with the man in front of me. He orders a skinny caramel latte. I couldn’t tell he was gay!!!”
After the controversial tweets erupted online, Twitter users began to repeat the hashtag, #BlakeSheltonIsOverParty.